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New York City / Financial Troubles #240279

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 30, 1975
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(Studio) New York City in budget crunch. Mayor Abraham Beame submits bare bones budget.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) New Yorkers want same quality of life here as in every other city. [RESIDENTS - discuss desires for life in NYC.] Mayor Beame's horror budget would carve out over $125 million from city's school budget. [Public schools chancellor Irving ANKER - discusses budget cut's effect on school systems.] Beame's budget to reduce 30,000-man police force by nearly 5000 officers; fire department to be slashed also. [Fire commissioner John O'HAGAN - predicts increase in property and life loss.1 Garbage force to be scaled down by nearly 1/3. [Sanitation commissioner Robert GROH - says rats and vermin would become big problem.] 21% of city work force would be laid off.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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